Koss Porta Pro

Koss Porta Pro

Koss Porta Pro

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BEST RATING
Music:
4.5
MUSIC: Very Good8.2/10
CALLS: Poor4.3/10
GAMING: Fair6.4/10
TV: Good7.6/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Fair6.8/10
EXERCISE: Poor4.1/10
AIR TRAVEL: Poor4.0/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor2.5/10
BUILD QUALITY: Fair6.0/10

The Koss Porta Pro headphones are an on-ear model with an open enclosure, meaning they do not isolate noise well, making them less suitable in noisy environments or for air travel. They provide very good overall sound quality, with good soundstage, making them enjoyable for music listening in quiet spaces. These headphones are praised for their comfort but have a poor microphone quality, which may not be ideal for calls and meetings. They are wired, with a cable length of 1.25 meters, and while they lack a detachable cable or features like active noise cancelling, they are relatively lightweight and foldable, enhancing their portability. Keep in mind they are considered to have fair build quality, and with no sweatproof certification, they're not designed for exercise use. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Very good overall sound quality
  • Good soundstage and imaging
  • Foldable and portable design
  • Lightweight (63.5 grams)
Cons
  • Poor noise isolation
  • No wireless connectivity
  • Poor microphone quality
  • Fair build quality

Ratings by Category

Music:
4.5
The Koss Porta Pro delivers a very good overall sound quality with an open enclosure type, which contributes to a natural soundstage and more immersive music-listening experience. As a wired headphone, it doesn't rely on codecs, ensuring a consistent audio performance without the potential compression or quality loss associated with wireless transmission.
TV & Video:
4.3
The Koss Porta Pro headphones have a wired connection which reduces latency, making them suitable for watching TV and videos without any noticeable lag between audio and visuals. Additionally, they offer very good sound quality and a good soundstage/imaging score, enhancing the experience with clear and spatial audio that complements on-screen content.
Portability:
4.2
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
3.8
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Gaming:
3.4
The Koss Porta Pro headphones are wired which generally ensures low latency suitable for gaming, but while they provide good soundstage which is beneficial for immersive gameplay, they lack a built-in microphone which may limit communication during multiplayer games. Additionally, their fair build quality and mic quality might not satisfy gamers who desire a more robust and communication-oriented setup.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$40
Brand
Koss
Release Date
January 1, 1984
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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8.3/10
Phone Calls Score
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4.3/10
Gaming Score
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6.4/10
TV and Video Score
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7.7/10
Exercise Score
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4.2/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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2.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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6/10
Comfort score
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7/10
Weight
63.5 Grams
Waterproof Rating
0
Dustproof Rating
0

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Sebastian Taboada | February 2022
"It’s clear to see why these have been such a popular choice amongst listeners for nearly four decades. It’s a charming pair of headphones that delivers a truly enjoyable listening experience and one that I think punches well above its weight."

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